These Colors Don’t Run

One of the things I’ve always felt is the hardest part of being gay is dealing with the perception of the gay community, within the gay community. Stereotypes exist for a reason. That’s a given. However, at some point, you have to laugh at them and you should never take them seriously. Part of the definition of a stereotype is, “fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing”. Basically, that means, it isn’t a real representation of something you are applying a type too, it is simply a generalized idea of something. That almost […]

Gay Marriage Around the World

I found this nifty little graphic on some site or another, I thought I’d borrow it and share. It is very interesting and nicely done. If I could find the author for the colorization, I’d credit them. The original graphic comes from the Pew Research Center website. I did look up the sources and verified that the information was accurate. I also ran across another interesting article from the same research group that I thought I’d share. A global breakdown of all the countries where gay marriage is legal. It has a nice alphabetical break down for each location and […]

History AGAIN!

It might not be America but it’s just as significant.  I honestly hadn’t heard anything until I was just browsing around the net and saw the article on Wikipedia.  Iceland, of all places, elected the first openly gay head of state, Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.  Ok, so Iceland isn’t a huge super power or the next great vacation destination, nor do they command heads to turn but they are a country and one who is apparently ahead of the curve. There’s a lot going on over in Iceland, admittedly I haven’t paid much attention to their plights with all the […]

A Day In History … TWICE!

The first time in history, right on the most significant government website, is the future … hope … that change for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons is ahead.  AND hope that our future as a people truly will be as a united race, one race. The first President in our history to put it right there on their official outlet – not hidden, not as a quick sideline but as their plan for the future (and yes, AFTER they’ve been elected….). It’s amazing and after all these years of being an activist (more so when I was younger), […]